In a move that won the praise of President Barack Obama, Connecticut State lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
Acid reflux is usually considered an adult disease, but it also is now on the rise in children – and often with more severe symptoms.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said Monday that he wants to accelerate the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase to $9 by 2015 and tie it to the inflation rate.
Starting on Sunday at 3 a.m. drivers will have to pay more to cross Port Authority bridges and tunnels.
New York state agencies have spent more than $462 million on overtime for the first nine months of the year – an increase of $65 million from last year, according to a state Comptroller’s office report.
An alarming new report Monday showed a dramatic increase in the number of New York City mothers dying during and after delivering children.
Motorists have been seeing higher prices at the pump in New Jersey lately.
“During the past 12 years, the cost of living increased by 40 percent, eroding judicial salaries,” said Vincent E. Doyle III, president of the lawyers’ group. Yet “judges’ salaries will have risen 27 percent over a 15-year period, far less than the projected inflation rate.”
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said in an interview that it’s a good compromise in hard economic times.
Christie was to outline his plan during a town hall meeting in Gloucester Township Tuesday.